Our Leadership

We are a band of professional dreamers, gamers, geeks, and artists who love what we do and do what we love. We’ve come from all over the world, from different industries and backgrounds, drawn to Six Foot’s mantra of “What if?” and “Why not?” as an opportunity to do something new, and be part of something bigger. While we are taking this space to highlight some key players who shape our work and company on a daily basis, Six Foot exists thanks to the contributions of every single member of our growing Six Foot family.

Matt Ballesteros

Partner

Chief Executive Officer

“It is no coincidence that fun, fortitude, failure, feat and fulfillment are all F-words. Apply liberally.”

Bobby Ware

Partner

Chief Business Officer

“If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life”

Josh Maida

Partner

Director, New Product

“Love what you create and who you are creating it for.”

Christian Svensson

Chief Operating Officer

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” - Thomas Sowell

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You may know me from such companies as…

Midway, Capcom


What would you say… you do here?

I'm responsible for: vision for games business direction, management of the Grey Box business, financial, strategic and organizational planning for Six Foot


Favorite Game

EverQuest

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Markus Windelen

Managing Director, Six Foot Europe

“Carpe Diem” - Horaz

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You may know me from such companies as…

Infogrames, Atari Melbourne House, dtp entertainment, Gameforge


What would you say… you do here?

Connecting people, helping them work as a team, removing road blocks.


Favorite Game

DethKarz (PC), Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC)

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Mike Romo

Vice President, Los Angeles

“ ...I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment... because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we lived. After all, Number One, we're only mortal.” - Jean-Luc Picard

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You may know me from such companies as…

Apple, Razorfish, Symantec, Broderbund


What would you say… you do here?

I’m the bearded doula of brand and business development — my team and I help bring big, messy ideas into the world and help them find their footing. I help develop partnerships with global brands in the morning, debate brand values in the afternoon, and read scripts at night (we are in LA, after all!). We literally come to work every day wondering, “What’s Next?!”


Favorite Game

Goldeneye, Dark Forces, Heroes of the Storm, Uncharted 4

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Jeff Andrews

Vice President, Platform

“I don't play accurately-any one can play accurately- but I play with wonderful expression.” - Oscar Wilde

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What would you say… you do here?

I promote laughter and not taking things (or people) too seriously. I also make sure that my team has the things they need to do their jobs and an outlet (me) upon which to express their frustrations. It's.... healthy. :)


Favorite Game

World of Warcraft

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Kyla Kennedy

Executive Director, Publishing

“Success is never a one person job.”

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You may know me from such companies as…

Creata Promotion


What would you say… you do here?

Director of first impressions and ambassador of buzz and player engagement, I oversee the teams that build awareness, fiercely protect player voices, and create engaging experiences for all Grey Box titles.


Favorite Game

Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Frank Lucero

Executive Director, Production

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” - Winston Churchill

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You may know me from such companies as…

Sega, Wolfpack Studios/Ubisoft


What would you say… you do here?

I keep the top spinning. I also find the top, put it on the table far enough from any edges so it doesn't fall off and give it a spin to start it.


Favorite Game

The Legend of Zelda, original 8-bit Nintendo

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Paul Shaw

Executive Director, Technology

“Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

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You may know me from such companies as…

Electronic Arts, Acclaim, Konami, Press Start


What would you say… you do here?

I'm an enabler and evangelist of highly skilled and talented team-minded tech collaborators.


Favorite Game

Burnout Revenge, WoW, Don’t Starve

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Tony Medrano

Executive Creative Director

“Humility is the first step towards learning. You can’t learn until you are humble enough to realize there is something for you to learn." - Robert Kiyosaki

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What would you say… you do here?

I do the one thing that any designer worth their weight loves to do....solve problems.


Favorite Game

Braid

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Mike Donatelli

Creative Director, Games

“Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi

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You may know me from such companies as…

Mythic Entertainment, EA, NCSOFT


What would you say… you do here?

I wanted to have "Grand Vizier of Creative" on my business cards but the executives felt that was too... creative. My actual title is Creative Director of 6FT's games group, or "Creative Director - Games" for short. I work with our internal team and our external partners to make sure we are creating, supporting and nurturing legendary IPs.


Favorite Game

That is a loaded question! What genre? Which platform? There's just too many to choose from. I love Dreadnought of course but I'm biased. Lets go with the entire fallout series (including tactics). Fallout scratches a post apocalyptic itch with me.

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Senior Management

You may know me from such companies as…

McGuireWoods, LLP, Jackson Walker, LLP, Ignite Restaurant Group


What would you say… you do here?

Chief fixer, problem solver, stink-eye giver, and strategist aka head of the legal department.

Zola Salako

General Counsel

You may know me from such companies as…

Mythic Entertainment, Paragon Studios


Favorite Quote

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." —Calvin and Hobbes

Chris Behrens

Studio Design Manager

You may know me from such companies as…

Electronic Arts, NCSOFT/ArenaNet


Favorite Game

Everquest - Planes of Power

Dylan Servantes

Director, Customer Support

You may know me from such companies as…

Myriad Genetic, TheHouston Museum of Natural Science.


Favorite Game

Donkey Kong, Centipede or Pac Man

Elizabeth Summerlin

Director, Operations

You may know me from such companies as…

Cole & Weber, Big Fish Games


What would you say… you do here?

I keep the series of tubes up! I manage IT and DevOps teams that build and run our global IT infrastructure.

Ernie Neumann

Director, IT

You may know me from such companies as…

Avast, Kingslsle Entertainment, Spacetime Studios, Ogilvy & Mather


Favorite Game

Final Fantasy 1

Fernando Blanco

Director, Commerce

You may know me from such companies as…

Activision, EA, Square Enix and LucasArts


Favorite Quote

"I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it" —Kanye West

Greg Rosenfeld

Director, Marketing

You may know me from such companies as…

Marvel, MGM, Disney Channel, The Boston Beer Company


Favorite Quote

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” —The Muppet Movie

Jen Gallego

Director, Brand & Promotions

You may know me from such companies as…

Accenture, Pfizer, Nero, Gameforge, Bosch, Redmart


What would you say… you do here?

I manage everything HR, Finance and anything else that needs to be done to properly run a business for the awesome Berlin team.

Karin Parzhuber

Director of Operations, Europe

You may know me from such companies as…

Cyro Interactive, NCSoft, Carbine Studios, Riot Games


What would you say… you do here?

I am in charge of the Global Community Team, meaning US and Europe. My goal is to make sure that 6FT and our players have the best relationship possible and that we keep our players engaged with our games.

Loic Claveau

Director, Community

You may know me from such companies as…

Blizzard Entertainment, Zynga


What would you say… you do here?

If you are looking for 6FT's heart, look no further than QA. I have the privilege of mentoring talented young managers eager to learn, to work with other department Directors on collective issues and consensus building, and build the infrastructure to make sure the folks playing our games have an epically unforgettable experience.

Mike Burghart

Director, Quality Assurance

You may know me from such companies as…

Arkane Studios, Bungie, Deep Silver Volition, Disney, Fantasy Flight Games, Games Workshop, Pixar, Privateer Press, Wizards of the Coast, Zenimax


Favorite Quote

A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.” ―Marcus Aurelius

Nick Kay

Art Director

You may know me from such companies as…

Nuu Logic


What would you say… you do here?

Ever tried to put together a 1000 piece puzzle of a painting that still in progress? I spend most of my time trying to figure out if feature D needs to be done before feature A or B without us having to re-do all of them. Then I work with a team to architect all of them at the same time.

Oliver Wilkerson

Technical Director, Platform

You may know me from such companies as…

Blizzard Entertainment, Carbine Studios/NCSoft


What would you say… you do here?

I like to think of 6ft as a cruise ship and that the Live Operation Tech team's task is to deliver a fantastic experience to the passengers (our players).

Robin Fredericksen

Director, Live Ops Technology

You may know me from such companies as…

Saatchi & Saatchi X, TimeGate Studios


Favorite Game

Bioshock

Will Smith

Studio Art Manager